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CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 2:30pm EST
their christian religion, others followed their muslim religion, and others their african superstitions. for me, this went to the heart of why the book was inevitable, or why, for me, i was engaged this this discourse all my life. it's very strange. i found it very interesting today, close to 80, i should actually exist in an environment in which for admitting what i believe or for believing what i do not believe to be considered of what i call terminal censorship. now, go back to the history, and i don't mean just me personally. i'm talking about the society in which i live, in which i was raised, the history of my people as i now write in the book, when the european explorers, of course, always quickly followed by religious storm troopers, the missionaries came to africa on the mission of conversion, they had a very serious problem, and that was they could not find satan. they couldn't find the denver. now, if you want to convert people, you have to persuade them that they -- that their soul is in dire danger, that they are headed for the ultimate bonfire on the other side of existence. from
PBS
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am PST
and the religion of syria's president assad. if he is overthrown, will all alawites become targets? >>> and bob faw on what some catholic school systems are doing to try to survive? >> our educational system was imploding. enrollment-wise, finance wise, something radical, radical surgery had to be done. >> announcer: major funding for "religion & ethics news weekly" is dedicated to i founder's interest in religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual group and retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. the january henson foundation, and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. arguments continue over the so-called "fiscal cliff" deal approved this week in the fina minutes of the 112th congress. and religious groups are among those weighing in. the family research council criticized the deal for not including spending cuts and entitlement reforms. meanwhile, leaders of the christian group bread for the world said while the measure
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
, momentum is building rapidly for bar knee frank for senate. the politics of religion. the pastor who was forced to withdraw today because he said homosexuality is a sin. which is the bible teaches. the same bible that the president will hold when he takes the oath of office. why can't you use the bible as a prop at the inauguration? riddle me that? mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
of religion. the pastor who was forced to withdraw today because he said homosexuality is a sin. which is the bible teaches. the same bible that the president will hold when he takes the oath of office. why can't you use the bible as a prop at the inauguration? riddle me that? a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. ♪ i have direct deposit on my visa prepaid. my paycheck is loaded right on my card. automatic. i am not going downtown standing in line to cash it. i know where my money is, because it is in my pocket. i got more time with my daughter, we got places to go. [ freeman ] go open a new world, with visa prepaid. more people go with visa. wow... good time at grandma's. fruit is good... juice is good... juice is definitely good. [ frank ] something extra -- from raley's, bel air,
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
] but i wanted to ask you specific the congo where is the role of religion? worries the role of religion can turn into role of women in society, the standing of women and public officials and how do you square that connection with regard to a generational issue? i would like to help to clarify something although i haven't been -- and this just in a meeting. the meeting took place the majority of the time amongst the various groups in syria and the facilitating states really kept outside. i am painfully aware of the point you raised in an addition if i can say comes through much am i. but i have to be honest, in a situation where we have continuing destruction and we are running neck and a time factor, and even discerning the change of the winter coming into syria. do you grasp any straw you can get to bring about peace. but it can, that does not excuse that there are not more women involved. so my question concerns the role of women and religion. >> rate, thank you very much. a second one and then i'll try. >> thoughts or stories. >> on the second year at the woodrow wilson school, one o
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
made the masters work on religion and i looked at traditional societies. what lessons did you learn about the role of spirituality in the societies we might be missing? >> religion has different functions in traditional societies. from the function that it functions that it has in modern society. traditional societies use religion a lot more explanation, now science provided the explanations of why there's tides and why the sun seems to go across the sky. so there's a function of religion that has become lost with time. religion still has its function of offering comfort, of helping deal with anxiety. religion used to have a function of teaching us to obey the king or obey the president. the reasons that we obey the president today are not because of religion but because of the rule of law. >> interesting. professor jared diamond, thank you so much for all of that. >> you are welcome. >>> and up next, coughing, sneezing and wheezing. the flu outbreak infecting the nation. >> excuse me. >> how facebook -- well timed there, s.e. facebook helping some fight back. we'll explain it next.
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00am EST
of the 20th century. he did not in the end adopt some foreign religion. he adopted his own religion, that of his ancestors. similarly, we don't have to seek to have islamist convert to what is to them a foreign religion, but rather an islam of their own ancestors, one and poisoned by the extremism we associate with wahhabism and al qaeda. the problem for us is that christianity was very much part of western culture and something that we were knowledgeable about and suited to fight over. islam is different. is hard for our government to be effective with the struggle of that religion. i just want to also note by the way ,-com,-com ma because charlie mentioned an awful, the journey. "witness" was one of the greatest autobiographical groups on extremism. perhaps one of the greatest novels about it. and they had great political impacts in part because they were great literary works, works of art. there are some islamic works about breaking with extremism. the islamist by ed hussein, radical i -- but i don't think there are any such works that are great works of art scene from the point
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 10:30pm EST
. my question is on religion. how big of a role does religion play in the overall aspect of terrorism. how big of a r ole has it played in the u.s.'s policy on counterterrorism? >>the question is what is the role of religion either from the terrorist perspective or the combating counterterrorism perspective. from the terrorist perspective what we have mostly found is that adherence from al qaeda broadly misinterpreted and taken extremist views and perverted islam as a religion to be able to coerce and otherwise control their followers in doing things that are very much what the tenants of islam would say. we quoted a scholar and others that talked about the prohibition of killing innocent civilians. when they talk about the majority of people being killed by al qaeda are muslims contradicted the religion of islam and pointed out they were violating the tenet. so in general, helping to highlight the perversion of the religion in terms of the information we are doing has been helpful and that is what was done with the deadly vanguards report. it identified the problems that al qaeda wa
Comedy Central
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am PST
religion will come under al tackth if obama is reelected, this country is over! [ laughter ] >> jon: i'm not sure what happened. i thought -- i -- i blacked out in the middle of that and woke up with an ak -- whatever this is. i'm sure i'll get letters about what this really is. which is plastic is what it really is. [ laughter ] it brings us back to the more direct issue of guns. >> gun control doesn't work. >> jon: or not. [ laughter ] i keep forgetting what else? >> we have a mental health system in this country completely and totally collapsed. >> jon: okay, okay. again, 100%. thank you, wayne lapeeer far bringing this up. the mentally ill live on the streets and are in prison. it's up to us to help them find proactive care. this is what we have to address. >> we have no national database of these lunatics. >> jon: or that. or that. [ laughter ] i was going to say compassionate total care of mental illness or lunatic database. although isn't that what the internet is? isn't that a national database. what would be the criteria for the lunatic database? what would you say to get on i
FOX News
Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
was put in there. remember, this is the second amendment, second only after free speech, religion. the founders took this very, very seriously. this is not an amendment to guarantee the right to hunt squirrels. so it's very important that we have an adult conversation, stop ranting and raving over gun violence. of course, we all hate gun violence. but for example, let us ask the question, why have we seen the mass shootings that we have? it is not the law-abiding citizens, using their guns. in fact, there is a very close connection with psychiatric drugs. i have a forbes column i wrote that should be appearing very soon, it draws the connection between the presence of these psychiatric drug, people -- those so-called lone wolf shooters, especially the young people who are on these psychiatric drugs, anti-depressants or in withdrawal from them, why isn't congress holding hearings on this? rather than pulling the nra do into these meetings and brow-beating them over exercising a right that the founders guaranteed, why not invite the pharmaceutical companies into capitol hill and see
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 3:00am PST
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MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
as well. we'll talk to her next. >> and later when asked about their religion, how many members of the new congress checked the box none. the answer may surprise you. stay tuned. this is msnbc, the place for politics. >>> the single biggest issue we have right now is the massive, massive debt hanging over the heads of our children and grandchildren. we need to address it, and the american people elected divided government. they expect us to deal with the problems, even though they are hard to deal with when you have different points of view. >> republican leader mitch mcconnell there trying to put the fiscal cliff in his rear view mirror but some on the right may not let him. mcconnell is now one of several republicans being targeted by tea party groups who say they are ready to take on the establish nntment again in 2014. with me is amy creamer, head of the tea party express. >> good to see you. >> president for the americans with prosperity, tim phillips said in part, quote, lawmakers will not be judged solely on how they voted on the fiscal cliff, but it is a big vote to get wrong. obvi
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am EST
finding some kind of religion is way for solace and community building in the prisons s. so there, you know, there's sometimes a lot of kind of good community building that comes with that, and that's why the aclu's actually been -- has litigated to protect the religious rights of prisonerses access to places to worship and things like that because there's actually a lot of good that can come from people finding that kind of community. one more question? >> hi. i heard that aclu mostly helps people that are in prison. what about people that have been through the prison experience and perhaps witnessed police misconduct and tampering with evidence, things of that nature? what, you know, what could be done? i know there's postconviction release, and there's the other thing where they take the charges off like that, i forget what it's called, but, um -- >> yes. we do a lot of work on prison reform -- police reform. our affiliates especially work on excessive use of force cases, we work on racial profiling matters. we kind of run the gamut on police misconduct and police reform. we are som
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 4:15pm EST
are a satanic religion, you cannot rationally argue with people who think that the earth was created 6000 years ago and adam and eve road on the backs of dinosaurs. the only thing they you can do is integrate them back into the economy. when you fall to that level of desperation, and this is exactly what tore apart yugoslavia a year ago, we had several hundred white guys dressed in confederate in remorse, marching through montgomery. -- uniforms, marching through montgomery. you cannot carry out a dialogue. that is what frightens me. movements of celebrate the language of violence, demonize the marginal and week, whether feminists, african-americans, liberals -- i see that breakdown occurring because of the economic disintegration. having lived through it in places like yugoslavia, rational arguments do not work. her >> tomorrow night and watched this entire event with supporters of the occupied movement. -- tomorrow night you can watch this entire event but supporters of the occupied movement. -- occupy movement. 8:00 eastern time here on c- span. >> the big discussion that i remember was, wha
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am EST
. host: democratic caller. caller: republicans always find their religion when measures are needed that do not affect areas that are concerned by them. when katrina relief was needed, the federal debt and deficit was ballooning, and we did not see anybody spending up there, and we needed of since 36 offsets all the way up until the president got into -- needed offsets' until this president got into office. everything was already in place under republican-led spending, but now they have found religion and want to cut these programs said affect people that did not cause the economic downturn or the ballooning of the debt. they always find religion what it does not affect them. guest: let me just be clear that the club for growth has had a clear position on this. we are accused of being uncarin g let it comes to disaster relief, and it is not fair, because we want people to get the relief they need to love but we believe it should be paid for. the government should set money aside for emergencies. we can predict there will be emergencies every year. history has done that they will hel
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 8:00pm EST
its own religion and incompatible view of the other will have to put up with one another and find ways to work together. with apple and google, we compete in the mobile world, but we are also search partners. >> there are others who are not members of the gang of four. >> there are many potential candidates. twitter is 1. even netflix, which i mentioned. and of course microsoft is absent in my calculation, although they certainly wish that they were. [laughter] >> we have some very good questions from the floor that relate to some of this. one question is "hall will scrutiny over the use of user data affect business strategies ?" >> what happens with all of these companies that collect a lot of data, each of them has different views -- rules. their behavior will largely be controlled by the european privacy laws. there's something called the european data protectorate, which is all about what you do with this data. and old simile, the street solution is going to say the data is owned by the person, not the company, or at least not to be used without that person's permission. anonymous
SFGTV2
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
launched an interfaith speakers bureau where we take out representatives of the 5 major religions and do the same thing and we model in front of high school and middle school students how the faiths can sit down like we are sitting here today and have conversations about our commonalities but about our differences as well. many of the comments we get from students is, wow, you guys can sit up there and talk because most of the pictures our students see are the ones that have been playing across our screens the last 2 or 3 days. we hope by challenging that we can prevent bullying and harassment we've been seeing here today. >> thank you, amina stacy is manager of communications for the los angeles giants. >> if you think about what our mission is, you probably think our mission is to win the world series every year, which hopefully this year we're on the right track, but actually our mission statement, we just went through an exercise but our mission statement has always been to enrich the community through innovation. and it's very, i am very proud of the fact that the giants have been
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
caller. >> caller: it's deplorable that republicans always find their religion when measures are needed that doesn't affect areas of their concern. i didn't see anybody asking for offsets when, and the federal debt and deficit was blooming with george bush, and nobody wanted offsets to help those in the disaster relief all the way up until this president got in office. he came in with a federal debt and deficit already ballooned, but everybody found religion on spending after george bush hut the wars on the credit card and the medicare part d on the credit card. it was under already, and now they found religion and cut all programs that affect people that didn't cause the downturn or didn't cause the ballooning of the debt so they find religion when it doesn't affect them. >> guest: the club for growth had a consistent position on this. we are akooked of being uncaring when it comes time to disaster relief, and it's an up fair accusation because we want people to get help that they need, but we think it ought to be paid for and not to put the burden or spread the burden larger. it shoul
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
. there is some economic fate that he basically made up his own religion and wrote this really weird book called something like this secret history of the universe as revealed through a cult science in the troy, michigan, which i almost used for my title. [laughter] so just to tell the story very quickly, he and his entire family were brutally, gruesomely murdered. they were beheaded and his children were killed as well and it was this big sensational story at the time. you can go through the free press archives and plan on this coverage. and it was never solved. at a certain point i realized it was not far from where i was living over in eastern market. so what to check it out for his house was is just a field now. i just kind of filed it away. weirdly enough, probably a year later, there was another murder, almost literally across the street. it was the drug thing and these kids were trying to scare -- two rival drug houses in this zone and these two teenagers were trying to scare off their rivals and so to do this, i ended up killing them horribly dismembering this guy come in the this random
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
home and church with government. so you can love and hate religion all you want. we took a moral structure that help a lot of people and made it uncool. elite think it's stupid. elites didn't need it. now you have a society that could have used it that doesn't. >> eric: dan ab, you pointed something out. oxygen network is founded, one of the cofounders is oprah winfrey. with the expressed purpose of empowering women. this program doesn't look like anything she was thinking about. >> dana: probably wasn't. i don't know her but i assume she doesn't like this thing. she has a successful program. one thing that was great about the talk show she did, he is would inspire people. people came on or maybe they had a hard time but then they would figure out a way to makebe the life better so everybody wanted to watch it. i still love game shows. "wheel of fortune" and ""jeopardy"." i get excited for people when they win and i feel bad for people when they lose. i resemble that remark, definitely. i draw the line at humiliatio humiliation. i like the reality show, we find talent, where you
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
any religion, my grandfather would recite the declaration of independence, the preamble and the gettysburg address to his kids and we came to believe those things as the most important thing, believed in the principles of the united states, justice and the rule of law. i believed what ronald reagan said. much more than welfare or power, values are the greatest strength in the world. i do believe morris davis and andy worthington said, they matter when they are tested, you got to do it and i also believe, i might screwed up, dante's saying that the worst places in hell are reserved for those who stand silent in the case of injustice. [applause] >> open it up to questions if you could identify yourself and ask a question and wait for the microphone. >> you spoke a little bit about roadblocks from congress. can anyone in the panel talk about specific ones that were just renewed or past and what impact that will have? >> we were talking before we came in. this is becoming a new year's eve tradition. congress passes the national defense authorization act, the last couple year
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
at the inauguration in my opinion. it would be more inclusive without it. sure, but i think religions should be taxed if they get involved in politics. like them or not, they have every right to be part of the process. give the dude the opportunity to put forth his ideas before you toast him. people learn and change. this from scott, i have no problem with the pastor speaking, although my opinion differs from his. i would welcome his presence at the speech. keep the conversation going facebook.com/carolcnn. >>> headaches, sleepless nights. bernie kosar former nfl quarterback has had them all after playing ball. now kosar says a new treatment has stopped his symptoms.  >>> as we got confirmation that junior seau did indeed suffer from the brain disease cte, another former nfl player who took multiple hits speaks with hope for his future. and we are talking about former browns quarterback bernie kosar. i hope the treatment he's getting really does work. >> yeah, so far it has given him great progress and i think that that's hope not only for bernie but for other players who might be suffering. b
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am EST
of freedom of religion and separation of church and state. >> roger williams was the founder of rhode island, the founder of providence, and also a founder of the first baptist church in america. williams was going -- born in london. his birth records were burned up in the great london fire of 1666. he became a chaplain for one of the chiefs. because he was a puritan and the church was cracking down and putting his people in jail, he fled england. he arrived in boston in february. he believed the state had no role to play in religion. this was an absolutely radical idea at his time. every country in europe had a state church, so did massachusetts and the plymouth colony. they all had their own state- supported churches. the taxes of the people paid for the ministers and the buildings. you had to go to church or they would come and get you and fine you. williams said the state has no role whatsoever to play in religion. eventually, he was put on trial there and convicted of sedition and heresy and was going to be shipped back to england where he probably would have died. before they could exe
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
are hard-core religion. they are going to do what they want to do. if they wanted some kind of change, the people themselves would have fought just like our forefathers fought for our rights. host: more from the front page article in "the wall street journal." joseph from cincinnati, ohio on the line for republicans. caller: hello. how are you doing? i am glad to be able to comment. i think this is a very historic moment. i am proud of obama and karzai getting up there. we have to end the war some time. my thesis is if we have the talent than -- taliban, terrorism has to be fought all over the world. this is the message they are both saying. it is a long drawn out war. it has to end sometime. if we are pulling out a little sooner, there will be critics saying a lot of different things. i really pray and hope this is successful. the education i think is very important. host: jim from tennessee on the line for independents. caller: i watched the press conference between the two presidents. karzai and his government are one of the most corrupt governments ever. we have lost billions of d
CNN
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
for men and women. in india, this comes out of religion, out of caste, out of culture. the people who get elected are sometimes traditional leaders. they don't want to overturn these traditions. it's very hard to get oppressed minorities to be given their due. >> fareed zakaria, thank you very much. be sure to catch a special edition of "gps" on sunday, focusing on the president's second term. he gets advice on how the president should handle the challenges he'll be facing over the next four years. memo to the president, roadmap for a second term. it airs sunday night at 8:00 p.m. >> tomorrow, padma lacksmy is out front. the former model who was born in india and spent a lot of time there, she was a lingerie model there. she had to deal with some issues. she's going to speak out for the first time about the rape in her home country. >> and we're moments away from the biggest college football game of the year. could be the highest rated ever. a preview and an inspiring story "outfront" next. 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.c
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
divide on the issue of gun control. >> reporter: a survey by the public religion research institute, conducted before the newtown shooting, found six in ten catholics support stricter gun control laws, compared to about a third of white evangelical protestants and 42% of white mainline protestants. >> not just about threology but culture and geography. >> reporter: poll found white evangelicals were most likely to own guns. many live in southern and rural areas where guns are a way of life. so, what does the bible say about weapons? >> scripture teaches that christians are not to take weapons and avenge other people however there is an affirmation that government has a divine role to punish evil ers do and so there's ten eggs. >> reporter: with polls showing increased support for gun laws after newtown, could we see a shift among evangelicals? >> may be a tipping point where more folks in those communities realize there are things we can do as a society to tamp down this kind of mass violence that doesn't remember taking away everybody's guns. >> reporter: pastor daniel darling is c
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am EST
your language and your religion, we will do it. but at the same time we're going to insist on our own identity as a mandate people. so you could say that there after the identity grew as a counterpoint to this idea that they should be, civilized highest christians. now, all of these tensions were on display because once the supreme court ruled in their favor, and said they could go home, well, the supreme court also ruled the united states government had no responsibility to pay for their going home so how were they going to get home? well, ma for the longest time people believed that some wealthy abolitionists would pay for this, but, in fact, what happened was the abolitionists with the cooperation of the amistad africans organize a big tour up and down the eastern seaboard in which the amistad africans would go and speak and perform, perform their knowledge of christianity, performed their knowledge of english, performed their civilization. and at the same time, they would insist on singing their native african songs. the african side was always there. and here's the wildest part o
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:30pm EST
of the people? this is a bunch of criminals. those who use a religion in order to kill, collectively, and support to gangsters. every time the army stands hand in hand with the people, they come closer to their demise. however, they began to kill in the front lines, and they used bloodshed, and because the ideology of religious difference is new to us as something strange to us, and therefore, it we have terrorists that describe themselves as jihadists -- al qaeda. they lead terrorist organizations on the ground, and those who are armed on the front line, they move to the back lines in order to use looting and feeding -- feeding -- thieving, those who know nothing but the language of killing and bloodshed. we brothers fight against this. many of them are not serious. they came for sinister ideologies and false ideologies they called a jihad, which is very far from jihad and islam. the people we are facing are those ideologues from al qaeda. we know how they were sponsored three decades ago by the west and the arab the money, and, of course, after the demise of the soviet union, they
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 6:30pm EST
in a democracy and say, now we will fix the problems. it does not happen that way. culture, tradition, religion, ethnic clans are all part of that. you work with the system. i talked about alliances. that is what alliances are important. you work with in those systems. to influence change, affect change. there's so many things going on in the world today that are disgusting, despicable, that we hate. sudan is a good example. we have limitations as to what we can do to change that. we should always be about helping change that, people who want to change it. we have limitations. all powers, all individuals have limitations. nations must be wise enough to understand ho. host: chuck hagel. then-senator barack obama and chuck hagel traveling to the middle east. hagel co talks about the limits of power. guest: one of the conditions that president obama and his team said, a lot of demands and expectations around the world. a lot of challenges. america's role is to not challenge the foes, but to be dependable for the allies. i think one of the real challenges is when you think strategically. when you h
PBS
Jan 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
's major religions right now including the evangelical churches to say this is a moral and religious issue, okay. from our worldview, from our standpoint, this is crucial both because we were commanded by god in genesis to till and tend the garden, to care for his creation which when he created he kept telling us, "it is good." okay, it is our responsibility they would say to take care of his creation, and that the kinds of things that we are currently doing to the planet are essentially violating that promise. but moreover, we're also seeing the theme of social justice, that we've been commanded, they would say, to take care of the least of these. the poor, the sick, the powerless both in our own country and around the world. and many churches, in fact, have invested enormous resources, i mean, sending their young people abroad to do great works to try to help people who desperately need that help. their argument would be how can we in good conscience ignore a problem that's just going to push millions of more people around the world into those exact same kinds of circumstances we're tryi
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
of religion and the right to bear arms protects it. they are going to win politically if this is not handled differently. >> when you say handled differently -- so yesterday, let me -- didn't mean to talk over you there. let me -- >> no, that's okay. >> yesterday vice president biden almost seemed to acknowledge the -- what arguably is maybe impossible politics now on capitol hill on this issue. of trying to maybe re -- reinstate the assault weapons ban. when he spoke of executive action, was that a mistake by vice president biden? using that phrase? >> well, i dash i don't think it was a mistake. i think clearly there is executive action that can take place to take the mental health issues. we have how many law, hundreds, thousands of laws in place that, quite frankly, aren't being implemented or aren't being enforced. we aren't keeping the records that people are supposed to be -- keeping records on. we need to keep the guns out of people we already know shun have guns in their hands that with mental health issues. so that's something that -- should be there. to ban assault weapons is goin
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
-au-prince. later, the third rail of american politics, is not religion and not social security or medicare. so what can bring down a politician faster than you can say flu shot. we'll tell you about it coming up and we begin with the next fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling in a letter to the president yesterday. senate majority lead are harry reid and other top democrats urged the president to take any lawful stps to protect the u.s. from defaulting on its debt and bypassing congress if necessary. is the president ready to invoke the constitution's 14th amendment. it's the big question, nbc news' kristen welker joins me. i understand you have a highlighter in your hand to display the seriousness of what it would mean to invoke the 14th amendment. >> the 14th amendment is very complicated. i want to make sure i'm covering my basis to give everyone a quick explainer of what it is and it goes to the post-civil war era and it is in the expansive rights of the civil war and there is a part of it that deals with the nation's did not and that's where this highlighter comes in. and it states, quote, the val
Current
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to join weekly yoga and meditation classes. fortunately, the military seems intent on driving religion out and replacing it with wacky substitutes. atheists warship centers and now meditation classes. but none of them are as effective or as scruff as personal relationship with god. unfortunately though, it is mind over what matters and that's faith. >> yoga helps you stay limber. >> they're not forcing marines to participate in yoga classes. >> stephanie: one sergeant said i felt more relaxed i noticed i wasn't tense all the time. >> it is helping to shut your brain down for a little bit so you can relax. >> focus and be in the moment which you need to be in combat. >> stephanie: kundalini yoga sounds dirty. >> what is that? >> stephanie: it is a kind of yoga. >> i know nothing about yoga. >> stephanie: downward dog sounds gay. >> i don't know what that is either. >> stephanie: okay. it is a yoga pose. >> like i said, i know nothing about yoga. i'm not terribly bendy. >> stephanie: okay. rush limbaugh. >> there is a movement on to normalize pedophilia. i guarantee you your reaction to that
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
, i think for a lot of people in prison, finding some kind of religion is a way for solace and for community building in the prisons, and so there, you know, there is -- there's sometimes a lot of kind of good community building that comes with that, and that's why the aclu's litigated to protect the religious rights of prisoners, religious access, access to places to worship and things like that because there's actually a lot of good that can come from people finding that kind of community. one more question? >> i heard that aclu, housing people in prison, but what about people who have been through the prison, and, perhaps it's witnessing conduct, and what's, you know, what is the goal? there's conviction to read, and there's the other thing with the charge, and -- >> we do a lot of work on police reform. affiliates, especially, work on excessive use of force cases. they work on racial profiling matters. we run the gamet on police reform. we are sometimes working collaboration with police departments to reform their policies and practices and training, and so we do a lot
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
activity. and nora, what is your little issue with organized religion? you are so smart, too. and you analyze everything instantly like these other two guys. and your very, very frustrated. you have a desire to acquire things. you're a really good listener, contrast to what randi says about you. and i won't talk about your sex life, but, honey, it was dynamite, wasn't it? >> oh, baby! >> thank you so much. >> i'm thrilled he didn't bring that up in our handwriting. good thing we don't have a camera on you, nora, in the control room. curt bagget, thank you very much. that was quite entertaining. >> thank you. >> whoa! >> apparently we're both trying to take over. i have a huge ego. >> you keep your ego in check. i'm going to take over now. i'm taking over. >> geez. oh, my gosh. >> well, that was interesting, wasn't it? >> it was. it was fun. thank you, curt. >>> coming up, we'll tell you why tide -- yes, detergent tide, is one of the hottest items on the black market. that story coming up at 10:00 am. >> i have some things to work through. [ male announcer ] break the grip of back or a
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 10:00am EST
. these are a bunch of criminals. but those who use religion in order to kill collectively and supporting gangsters, every time the army stands hand in hand with the people, they come closer to their demise. however, they began to kill in the front lines. they used blood shed. the ideology of religious difference is new to us, and is something strange to us. we have terrorists that have the ideology of al-qaeda, describe themselves as jihadists, they lead terrorist organizations in the ground. the use of back lines in order to lead thieving and looting to help those religious groups who know nothing but the language of killing and bloodshed. we, brothers, fight against these people. many of them are not syrians. they came for sinister ideologies and falls ideologies that they call jihad, which is far from jihad and islam. the people we are facing are those ideologues of al qaeda. three decades ago, we know how they were sponsored by the west and by arab money. after the demise of the soviet union, they went from afghanistan. they went into the west. they tried to get rid of them in afghanistan and
Current
Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> stripper poles. >> i was going to say religion but i thought it would be inappropriate. >> maybe. >> so, you know, there is a lot of movement on this whole gun control thing which i think, you know, it's good for the country, for one. for us to have this conversation about gun control and clearly figure out what gun control really means for, you know, this country, especially after sandy hook and a lot of other stuff that's happened but interestingly enough, joe biden will be meeting with the nra. that was announced by jay carney. let's get the clip of that. >>? >> this is not a problem that can be somed by gun legislation alone. it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action or single action that the government might take. it's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health of he had cations as well as access to guns. >> i think interesting about that, you know, i think we have to, you can't just look at banning guns in a vacuum. you have to look at all of the things surrounding gun violence in this currentlyountry. i think that i
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 11:00am EST
. connell: think about this and take as you said take religion out of it for a moment because it brings up kind of the wider discussion of how do we use technology to, you know, make us more efficient or even make us safer. we're having all these discussions in schools about after the shooting in connecticut maybe something like this or more technology would be used. but you can't force people to do it, you're saying. >> let me try and crystallize the argument for you, one school of thought is you need to balance safety with freedom. and then freedom will include privacy. another school of thought is safety and privacy are not equal. privacy is the greater good. privacy is a natural right. i can keep myself safe, but i need the government to stay away from me to keep my privacy. there's no balance between them. it's a bias in favor of privacy. the burden should be on the government to prove why this is necessary, not on the defendant, the student, to prove why this is harmful. dagen: but the momentum is toward greater security. >> yes, the government either based on sound reasoning and log
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
to bear arms in this country and believe it is as core to them as freedom of speech or freedom of religion. i think the laws that are on the books now would not have kept someone like my father from having a gun. we have real issues on mental health that have to be addressed. we are not seeing money put into programs on the books. but i don't understand why anybody needs an assault weapon in this country. i hope that everybody will come to a table. otherwise people are going to go to their corners and fight not seeing what we need to see get done. >> when you see a movement to restrict gun ownership rights, the inevitable outcome is gun sales, magazine sales, ammo sales guthrough the roof. it is the polar opposite intention of what people on debbie's side. argument want to see. >> we saw this before president obam was elected, when hadt looked like he was going to be elected in 2008 and the time period between the inauguration, you see the big jump in gun sales. there has been some degree of... too much concern on the part of gun owners and people said, the president's going to take away a
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
the world's great religions have, what according political christians, unacceptable positions or policy of positions, kind of getting to the point where christianity is an easy target. so the christian pastor goes. but when you talk about maybe a jewish rabbi or a muslim imam holding the same positions, now is the intimidation campaign of the left leveled at them? not as of now. christianity seems to be the easy target, but we're going down a slippery slope where any person of faith in a position of authority representing any kind of major faith is going to be subjected to this kind of intimidation and bullying campaign and that's not right. now, this is an extension of the word police. we've been talking about the word police in a lighter context with brent musburger calling katherine webb beautiful and-- >> she's beautiful. >> and it broke loose. in this case, too, you've got the political angle. it is the presidential inauguration, it's different, but we're going down the road where nobody can say anything. and if you go up to the line, it's considered unacceptable and you're out. >>
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